I totally understand. I used to do this all the time — and still catch myself doing it at times. Anticipating rejection keeps us indecisive and stagnant. When I decided to just do whatever I was afraid of and got rejected, I realized that rejection honestly doesn’t feel as bad as we think it does. It’s always worse in our mind.
I’m really happy that this piece resonated with you! Self-confidence takes time to adopt as a way of being, but hopefully after reading this, you’re further along on your way than you were before. It takes time not to fall back into the same thought cycles we have.
Thank YOU for sharing your thoughts!
Thank you so much!
I’ve actually been thinking about making a video to go along with my pieces for those who prefer audio/visual over reading. You make a good point about reaching teens, that’s a very important audience. It’s in the works!
That’s right! I think it is so important to always know the difference between your ego and you, but sometimes we forget and think the ego IS who we are.
I agree that caring what people think can be a good thing sometimes — and on that same note, it can cripple our efforts towards our creative endeavors. I think there is an art to choosing the right time to care about other people’s thoughts, you know? It’s something I’m still learning.
Thank you for your thoughts :)